Show No. 412 with guests Robert Crane and Audrey Walters
Original Airdate: July 27-30, 2018
First hour: Actress, teacher and entrepreneur Audrey Walters talks to Ed about Talk to the Camera, the Denver, Colorado-based youth workshop that helps elementary and middle school children develop their social communication skills through exercises and activities that require them to make eye contact with other people. Talk to the Camera has recently expanded to two other states, while franchising opportunities remain available. Audrey also has upcoming roles in Big Kill and Arizona, both of which will be released theatrically later this year, as well as on Video on Demand. Also in this hour: With a stage production of Green Acres now in the works, Greg Ehrbar revisits the long-running CBS series from the mid 1960s that, in many respects, was the closest thing American television came to capturing the genius and absurdity of Monty Python. Second hour: Ed, Tony and Donna welcome back freelance journalist, screenwriter and author Robert Crane. Bob’s latest book, Hollywood Plateau, is a collection of candid interviews with such newsmakers as Jimmy Kimmel, Joan Rivers, Roseanne Barr, Spinal Tap, Bruce Dern, John Wayne, John Candy, Jack Nicholson, Chevy Chase, Jamie Foxx, Cheech and Chong, the cast of SCTV, Oscar de la Hoya, and Jan Stephenson. All of these interviews were originally conducted over a forty-year period (circa 1974 to 2013), prior to the era of political correctness—a time when industry people spoke their minds without self and organizational censorship. In many cases, Bob interviewed these celebrities when they were just coming onto the scene. Also in this hour: Part 1 of a special TV trivia quiz in which every question relates to the career of Bob’s dad, Bob Crane.